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Poorest Countries Being Harmed by Euro Currency Crisis

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  The ongoing economic crisis in Europe is forecast to harm the economies of the world’s poorest countries if it continues, according to a study by the United Kingdom’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (odi.org.uk). As an example, Kenya’s shilling currency has weakened and increased the cost of […]

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High Impact Communications In A Major Crisis: UNDP Mongolia 1997-1999 | 18 February 2016

I was head of communications for the United Nations mission in Mongolia from 1997 to 1999. The mission had to primarily tackle three major crises: the country’s turbulent transition from Communism to free markets and democracy, the social and economic crash this caused, and the Asian Financial Crisis (Pomfret 2000) (Quah 2003)*. Richard Pomfret said […]

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South-South Trade Helping Countries During Economic Crisis

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  Weathering the global economic crisis is testing the stability of countries across the global South. But many countries are finding South-South trade and catering to their domestic middle classes can lift incomes and maintain growth rates despite the global turmoil. A decade of boom in global […]

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Big Data Can Transform the Global South’s Growing Cities

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY  The coming years will see a major new force dominating development: Big Data. The term refers to the vast quantities of digital data being generated as a result of the proliferation of mobile phones, the Internet and social media across the global South – a so-called […]